IMPACT Silver Announces the Start of Drilling on the El Canelo Vein System at Santa Teresa project
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VANCOUVER, Feb. 19, 2019 /CNW/ - IMPACT Silver Corp. ("IMPACT" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that diamond drilling has commenced on the El Canelo gold silver vein in the Santa Teresa area. Trench sampling along the strike of the vein at 10m intervals returned an average gold grade of 6.5 g/t over a true width of 1.66m and a length of 50m (News Release Dated 25 Sept. 2018). The initial six hole program will test the vein system along strike and to a down dip depth of 100m at 50m intervals.
"This small initial program follows our successful 2018 sampling program and allows IMPACT to test potential continuity of veins we first encountered over a decade ago at much lower gold prices. Given the proximity of the project to IMPACT's operation mills, potential large enough tonnage of gold and copper could warrant near-term production prospects."
The strong gold potential of the general area was first recognized by IMPACT geologists between 2008 and 2013 while drilling the Carlos Pacheco and San Juan areas 1.5km to the north which yielded high grade gold drilling values including 19.6 g/t gold across 2.9 meters and 3.84 g/t gold across 6.7 meters. It's plausible that Carlos Pacheco are probably northern extensions of the Santa Teresa mineralizing system. Detailed results can be viewed from previous reports by IMPACT dated December 4, 2008; July 11, 2012; October 30, 2013; January 7, 2014):
Exploration programs are ongoing in the San Ramon Sur area to the south of the San Ramon mine which on July 17, 2018, the IMPACT team announced a new zone discovery with drilling results of 2.04 meters of 661 g/t silver and 4.97 meters of 354 g/t silver. Lastly – exploration is ongoing also at Manto America area located about 4km to the south of Santa Teresa.
About IMPACT Silver:
IMPACT Silver Corp. is a successful silver explorer-producer with two processing plants on adjacent districts within its 100% owned mineral concessions covering 357km2 in central Mexico with excellent infrastructure and labor force. Over the past thirteen years over 8.5 Moz of Silver has been produced, generating revenues of $175 million, with no long-term debt. In the historic Royal Mines of Zacualpan Silver District three underground silver mines feed the central 535 TPD Guadalupe processing plant. To the south, in the Mamatla District the Capire processing plant is currently rated at 200 tpd, but is expandable. It is adjacent to an open pit silver mine with a National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101") compliant resource of over 4.5 Moz Silver, 48 million lbs Zinc and 21 million lbs Lead (see IMPACT news release dated January 18, 2016) that is awaiting higher silver prices to be restarted. Since acquiring the project, IMPACT has compiled an exhaustive database with over 5,000 old mine workings, assayed over 34,000 rock samples and over 54,000 drill core samples, analysed over 50,000 soil samples, and put six mines into production. Additional information about IMPACT and its operations can be found on the Company website at www.IMPACTSilver.com.
Qualified Person and NI 43-101 Disclosure
Wojtek Jakubowski, P.Geo. is a "qualified person" within the meaning of NI 43-101 and has reviewed, verified and approved the technical information disclosure contained in this press release.
On behalf of IMPACT Silver Corp.
"Frederick W. Davidson"
President & CEO
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